Uncle Dick's Prayer Shawl

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Uncle Dick's Prayer Shawl Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • understand how to use a cable needle

Pattern Description:

Donations to American Cancer Society:
1Q 2014 = $12.00
2Q 2014 = $10.00
2013 = $34.00
2012 = $90.00

I designed this prayer shawl for my 83 yo uncle who is slowly succumbing to cancer. He is always cold ... so I created this shawl that is extra thick and cozy but in an easy-care fiber (wool/acrylic blend). The garter and cable panel are competely reversible.

The shawl is wide enough for a fold down collar to keep the neck warm while also covering the shoulders and down to the small of the back. Done here in a manly charcoal gray, this shawl would be stunning in any color and is a quick knit that is a welcome bit of warmth for men, women or children!

$2 from every pattern sold will go to the American Cancer Society to eradicate this disease that has claimed many of my family members (including my first husband at the age of 31).


3sts x 6 rws = 1" in garter st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size: 22" x 62"


  • approx 700 yds chunky acrlyic/wool blend (sample used 5 skeins of Encore Chunky)
  • US #13 needles (I used a 24" circ)
  • two (2) stitch markers
  • tapestry needle for sewing in ends
  • large cable needle

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Encore Chunky


charcoal grey

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on craftsy.com

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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